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Employees with CAE EDW NSW ND or tailored tax codes

Special rules apply to employees with some tax codes.

CAE or EDW tax codes

Do not use the employee's ordinary flat rate. Use the method below for lump sum payments from primary employment.

NSW, ND, or tailored tax codes

Use the rate you usually would for this employee to calculate the PAYE due on the lump sum payment. Do not use the method described below.

Calculate the grossed-up annual value of the employee's income

If the employee is paid more than once a month

Add up the employee’s income payments for the 4 weeks ending on the date of the extra payment. Multiply this number by 13 to calculate the grossed-up annual value of their income.

If the employee is paid once a month

Multiply the employee’s monthly income by 12 to get the grossed-up annual value of their income.

Add the secondary threshold amount for secondary tax code users only

If the employee does not use a secondary tax code

Ignore this step.

If the employee uses a secondary tax code

Add the low threshold amount for their secondary tax code to the grossed-up annual value of their income.

From 1 April 2021

Secondary tax code Low threshold amount
SB $0
S $14,001 
SH $48,001
ST $70,001
SA $180,001

Up to 31 March 2021

Secondary tax code Low threshold amount
SB $0
S $14,001 
SH $48,001
ST $70,001

Calculate the PAYE rate

Add the lump sum payment to the grossed-up annual value of the employee’s income (including their secondary tax code’s low threshold amount, if appropriate). Find the correct row on the table below. The PAYE rate for the lump sum payment is listed alongside.

Most lump sum payments are subject to the ACC earner’s levy. Redundancy payments, retiring allowances and employee share scheme (ESS) benefits are not, regardless of the income source. The ACC levy for 2020-21 tax year is only paid on the first $130,911 earned.

From 1 April 2021

Total of lump sum payment and grossed-up annual value of employee's income (including the secondary tax code's low threshold amount, if appropriate) PAYE rate (including 1.39% ACC levy) PAYE rate for redundancy, retiring payments or ESS benefits (excluding 1.39% ACC levy)
$14,000 or less 11.89% 10.50%
from $14,001 to $48,000 18.89% 17.50%
from $48,001 to $70,000 31.39% 30.00%
from $70,001 to $130,911 34.39% 33.00%
from $130,911 to $180,000 33.00% 33.00%
more than $180,000 39.00% 39.00%

Up to 31 March 2021

Total of lump sum payment and grossed-up annual value of employee's income (including the secondary tax code's low threshold amount, if appropriate) PAYE rate (including 1.39% ACC levy) PAYE rate for redundancy, retiring payments or ESS benefits (excluding 1.39% ACC levy)
$14,000 or less 11.89% 10.50%
from $14,001 to $48,000 18.89% 17.50%
from $48,001 to $70,000 31.39% 30.00%
from $70,001 to $130,911 34.39% 33.00%
More than $130,911 33.00% 33.00%

Low PAYE rate notification

If the lowest PAYE rate is applied to the lump sum payment, tick the relevant box on the Employment Information (EI) return.

Last updated: 18 Jun 2021
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